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Pumpkin Out, Winter Flavors In

As the warmer weather rolled in ice cubes started filling our cups.  We all know that when it comes to the fall, the featured flavor that seems to take the craze is pumpkin. I don’t know if it is the demand of being around for a short period of time or if it is the fact that is just seems to taste so good with the cold weather, but regardless of the reasons the popularity is undeniable. Now that the snowflakes are blowing in and the seasonal pumpkin runs out, what’s next?

Santa coffee

A number of flavors have been swirling around from eggnog to chocolate to the classic peppermint. The peppermint coffees have sprung up as a nice and simple flavor without any real additives, but if you are looking to treat yourself to something different take a look below…

peppermint coffee

Hot Chocolate:

Winter Craze:

 

gingerbread coffee

Whatever your winter go-to flavor is, may every cup be soothing and invigorating!

What’s your favorite winter go-to drink {a little alcohol in it is ok, too 😉 }?

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Need An Extra Boost?

Americano

I ran into some of my nieces and nephews over the weekend and was quickly brought back to my college days as they all talked about exam cram time they are going through right now. It consists of late nights and early mornings for that last minute studying in hopes to maximize your grade potential. Many students turn to their favorite cup o’joe to help boost their energy, stay up longer and hopefully increase focus through exam week.

Luckily there’s no more cram time in my future but I do find for many in the workforce, it’s common in the afternoon to “hit a wall” (around 2:30 p.m.) where focus is tough and you’re struggling to keep your eyes open. Some may resort to energy drinks but those are not always very healthy for our bodies.

espresso

Coffee Shop Boost: An easy little caffeine boost that you can do at any coffee shop, is to add an espresso shot to your drink. Espresso is made through a small amount of hot water being forced into finely ground coffee and creating a greater concentration of flavors. Another option is to get a beverage called the Cafe Americano. This can be a single or double shot of espresso that has a greater water ratio. Or if you’re passing through a Dunkin Donuts you can try their Turbo Coffee or Turbo Shot. These are some simple alterations to your everyday routine that can give you that extra boost you are looking for.

Death Wish Coffee

How about a cup of WORLD’S STRONGEST COFFEE? Appropriately named Death Wish Coffee, this company has worked tirelessly to create their perfected product through their roasting techniques and more importantly, through their small batches. How does this coffee stack up to it’s more well-known counterparts?

Coffee Comparison Death

 

Of course we’d be we’d be remiss not to mention that exercising regularly and healthy eating are great, natural ways to energize your body. :)  What do you do to help increase your energy and focus when you start to slow down but still need to be focused and effective?